Rally for Just Cause
Renters gather as fight for rent control continues
Alameda tenants and their allies gathered at City Hall last Saturday, Aug. 12, for a rally and press conference. The tenants are speaking out against a charter amendment petition currently circulating around the city.
The tenants wish to protect the just-cause-eviction protections that the City Council wrote into Ordinance 3140 in May.
The charter amendment would place no-cause evictions in the City Charter, disallowing the City Council to remove these types of eviction from the ordinance as it did in May.
A no-cause provision permits landlords to evict tenants without stating a reason. A just-cause provision requires that, when evicting tenants, landlords provide reasons. City ordinances typically spell out these just causes.